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for questions about questions, answers and comments that have been deleted, or nominated for deletion.

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No longer relevant comments

The following scenario frequently happens: member $M_1$ answers a question, but he makes a typo that member $M_2$ points out. So $M_2$ leaves a comment, $M_1$ corrects the answer. If this correction ...
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How to delete my question

I just posted this question on SE: How to make two vectors orthogonal? I want to delete it because I have come up with a way to word it better and manipulate it so people can understand what I'm ...
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how do you delete a question that you have posted on this website?

Hi how do I delete a question that I've posted on here? Can't seem to find any delete options
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More granularity in locking questions

Is it possible to have more granularity in of time-span for locking questions? Currently the available choices are 1 hr, 1 day, 1 week, and permanent. There are times where longer, but not permanent ...
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Why was “Rational numbers - sticks and stones” deleted?

Could some 10k or ♦ mod shed some light on why this question was deleted? I understand that there may have been a good reason for it, but the error page I'm getting doesn't really explain it, beyond ...
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Three answers disappeared

Yesterday I have 287 answers in my profile, today 284. I don't know which answers disappeared, the only thing I can say is that I lost some reputation in functional analysis tag. What has happened? I ...
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How do I move a post to another forum, like CV/stats?

So yesterday I asked this question here, but I think that is might get more attention over at Stats/CV. How do I move it, or ask someone to move it? I ask because I was tempted to delete it ...
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Getting back a deleted question

I asked a question and posted it. Immediately I saw a flaw and deleted it hastily. Now I want it back to correct it. What to do? Thanks for any help.
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Why can't I revisit my own deleted question?

I posted a question and then deleted it. The text block turned red, and the "delete" button changed into "undelete". Presumably if I click the "undelete" link it will undelete the question; this has ...
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Are deleted comments destroyed?

When I delete a comment, is it destroyed completely? Or does it still exist, perhaps visible to moderators? If the latter, can it be undeleted again?
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Should identical answers on questions which are abstract duplicates of each other be allowed?

Let's say that a question is posted, asking how to find $$\sum_{k=1}^n2k^2.$$ It is proposed that the question be closed as a duplicate of a much older one, asking how to find $$\sum_{k=1}^nk^2,$$ but ...
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Policy on users deleting their own questions?

Recently a user deleted his/her own question regarding the applications of continued fractions (link for 10k+ users), possibly in response to comments (including several of mine) which noted that ...
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On deleting vs. closing duplicate questions.

Recently a question was deleted by the OP after it was pointed out in comments that it was a duplicate. I was in the process of composing an answer, but I was not able to post it when I finished since ...
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Why was “Equilateral triangle and a parabola” deleted?

I came across this deleted question (10k+ only) in the mod tools overview. I don't understand why the question was deleted. As far as I can see, it is a completely appropriate, non-spammy, non-...
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Deleting my answer which was accepted

I wish to delete my own incorrect answer to a question. My answer was (for reasons beyond my understanding) marked as correct, although it was pointed out that my answer is incorrect. Does deleting ...
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Does deleting an answer affect the attached reputation?

I have recently seen some answers deleted by the users who had posted them. Do these users keep the reputation points (positive or negative) acquired by these answers just before deletion? [...
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Deleting your own answers

When should you delete your own answers? I'm not asking for only the case where your answer is wrong (which is discussed in this topic), but more generally, when it would be good practice to delete ...
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What to do with these posts on the “Batman equation” question?

These three posts (here, here, and here) on the Batman question are certainly not answers to the original question. However, I'm unsure about what exactly to do with them. Here are possibilities I've ...
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Why was “Derivative Definition & Limits” deleted?

Why was this question deleted?
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How to delete account? [duplicate]

How to delete account? (thirty character limit)
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about removing question

I am not sure if this is the right place to put the question here. I accidentally reposted my question. Can one shut down his/her own question?
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Do we delete some of the questions that have been closed?

There are at least seven pages of closed questions (I got the list by searching for closed:1 the). Some of them are clearly off-topic and I believe we can delete ...
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Deleting Tags after being created

Is it possible to delete a tag after it has been created. For example when I post a question under the tag, Analytic number theory sometimes, Analytic only appears in the Tag column and the Analytic ...
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What should be deleted? If I realize a question is pointless?

Should one remove questions that are "pointless" since the problem is much simpler than one originally thought?
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A record of questions answered

Question: Is there a way to keep a record of one's own answers (including stats and votes) to questions that are deleted? Thanks!
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How can I delete my own answer?

This question is about how and when can I delete my own answer? I mean remove the answer, not editing it and replace the text by some remark such as "the answer was deleted". Edit: The "delete" link ...
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Question based on a blog post I was not aware it was a theorem stated and proved in another site

This question of mine was based on an exercise posted in a blog. I asked an identification of the theorem it refers to. This theorem was identified in a comment to my question: it is stated and proved ...
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Protocol for deleting wrong answers.

Assume someone asks a question, I read it and think "ok I've got it". And post my answer. After some amount of time I realize, or am alerted that my answer is wrong. Perhaps it was too sloppy, or ...

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